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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel Hit by 18 Rockets as Hamas Seeks Revenge
2012-10-30
[An Nahar] Gazoo fighters on Monday fired 18 rockets at southern Israel, ending several days of calm, with the armed wing of the ruling Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, movement saying it was Dire Revenge™ after an air raid killed one of their men.

It was the second straight day in which fighters had fired rockets at Israel in a confrontation which began early on Sunday, and effectively ended three days of calm after an Egyptian-brokered truce went into force at midnight on Wednesday.

"At least 18 rockets were fired at Israeli territory, without causing injuries or damage," police front man Micky Rosenfeld told AFP, saying the count was from midnight.

Monday's barrage of rocket fire followed hot on the heels of two late-night Israeli air strikes which did not cause any injuries, Paleostinian security sources said.

Although the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades did not say how many rockets it had fired, it named at least five areas in southern Israel where it had targeted "military sites" -- Sufa, Kissufim, Beeri, Yad Mordechai and Nahal Oz.

And it posted a grainy video on their website which appeared to show fighters launching nine rockets in the early morning.

"This shelling was in response to the continuous Zionist bombing and terrorizing of peaceful citizens, which most recently killed Suleiman Kamel al-Qara, as well as in response to the repeated incursions and attacks carried out by the occupation," the group said referring to one of its own fighters.

The firing was the latest show of force from Hamas fighters who have traditionally respected a de facto truce on firing at Israel, but who have in recent weeks, claimed several rocket attacks.
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